News on the topic: freedom of peaceful assembly
19.04.2019 Picks of the week
Critical blogger cleared of criminal charges; believers to stand trial for saying prayers outside President's office; HRDs question grounds for prosecution of ex-prisoner of conscience
15.04.2019 Viasna member detained among protests in Brest
At least 10 people, including human rights activist Uladzimir Vialichkin, were arrested on Friday in Brest for their alleged involvement in a series of rallies protesting the construction of a battery factory, which local environmental groups view as a potential hazard for the city.
02.04.2019 Report on monitoring peaceful assemblies on March 25 in Minsk
On March 25, 2019, several peaceful assemblies dedicated to the 101st anniversary of the proclamation of the Belarusian People's Republic took place in Minsk.
29.03.2019 Picks of the week
Sad aftermath of Freedom Day celebrations; ex-prisoner of conscience Dzmitry Paliyenka goes on hunger strike; Iranian close to expulsion, facing death in home country
27.03.2019 Report on monitoring peaceful assembly on March 24 in Minsk
On March 24, 2019, a peaceful meeting dedicated to the 101st anniversary of the proclamation of the Belarusian People’s Republic was held in Kiev Park in Minsk.
26.03.2019 Freedom Day celebrations marred by excessive police interference
At least 15 people were detained last evening in central Minsk while trying to join an unauthorized assembly to celebrate the 101st anniversary of the Belarusian People’s Republic.
25.03.2019 HRDs tell UN Human Rights Committee about importance of independent observation
The UN Human Rights Committee is preparing General comments on the right to freedom of assembly and asked non-governmental organizations to report on the observance of this right by sending their ideas and recommendations.
09.03.2019 Report on monitoring peaceful assembly on February 26 in Minsk
On February 26, 2019, solidarity protest called "Freedom to political prisoners" took place in Minsk.
08.03.2019 Picks of the Week
TUT.BY chief editor Maryna Zolatava convicted and fined $3,825; Police hunts participants of solidarity action with political prisoners; Brest journalists-freelancers fined $1,500; Absurd posters, clear purpose. Monstration picket held in Minsk; Brest blogger's flat searched
01.03.2019 Picks of the Week
Public prosecutor demands a fine of 1000 base values for Maryna Zolatava; Picket for political prisoners results in detentions; Belarus' delegation visited the World Congress against Death Penalty; Mikhail Zhamchuzhny placed in security housing unit for three months
26.02.2019 Anniversary of protests against construction of battery factory in facts and figures
Human Rights Center Viasna prepared the statistics of a year-long protest campaign in Brest.
21.02.2019 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders urges Belarus to stop harassment of Brest activists
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders issued an urgent appeal to stop the persecution of environmental activists in Brest.
15.02.2019 Picks of the Week
One Billion Rising flashmob prohibited in Minsk; Activist's complaint about police misconduct entered into her case file; Actress beaten by riot police hopes for investigation of incident; TUT.BY chief editor stands trial
01.02.2019 Picks of the Week
Anarchists fined for extremism in social networks; TUT.by chief editor to stand trial soon; What's wrong with changes to the legislation on mass gatherings?; Access to trial of former police officers restricted for human rights defenders and journalists
18.12.2018 OSCE ODIHR event: Belarus is surprisingly tenacious in restricting freedom of assembly
On December 17-18, Vienna hosted the third round table organized by the OSCE ODIHR to discuss the methodology of monitoring peaceful assemblies. It was attended by over 30 representatives from different countries of the OSCE region, including Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, Albania, Great Britain, Germany, Moldova, Hungary and Belarus.